Technology

Technology
Apr 16, 2014
Maryland fires off letters to large and small distance education providers alike in an attempt to find out who's teaching students in the state. Is this quality control or protectionism?

Booklets

"Online Education: More Than MOOCs" is a collection of news articles and opinion essays -- in print-on-demand format -- about the many forms of online learning that continue to develop outside the white-hot glare of hype surrounding massive open online courses. The articles aim to put recent developments in online education into long-term context, and the essays present the timely thinking of commentators about experts about how distance education is affecting learning and colleges' business models.

The goal is to provide some of Inside Higher Ed's best recent material (both news articles and opinion essays) in one easy-to-read place. Download the booklet here.

This is the fourth in a series of such compilations that Inside Higher Ed is publishing on a range of topics.

On January 8, 2014, Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman led a lively discussion of online education issues in a free webinar. Click here to view a recording of the event.

 
The compilation of articles is made possible in part through advertising support from Loudcloud.

Blogs

Higher Ed Beta
April 14, 2014 - 8:10pm

The next generation of digital learning technologies.

 

Law, Policy -- and IT?
April 13, 2014 - 6:19pm

A new era.

Higher Ed Beta
April 11, 2014 - 2:38am

Meeting national goals.

Archive

December 16, 2009
Blackboard abruptly ends its patent fight with Desire2Learn.
November 20, 2009
Case Western researchers explore whether high-speed networks can improve health care, public safety and graduation rates in the poverty-stricken neighborhoods surrounding its campus.
November 17, 2009
A new partnership could give small colleges the networking capabilities of research universities.
November 13, 2009
As communications scholars gather, they consider how to teach its use in public speaking courses, and how to use digital slides in their own lectures.
November 9, 2009
DENVER — If professors record their lectures and put them online, will students still come to class? That question came up in two different sessions at the 2009 Educause Conference here on Friday. And in both cases, the panelists cited research indicating that students’ likelihood of skipping class has no correlation with whether a professor decides to capture her lecture and post it the Web.
November 6, 2009
Lawrence Lessig asks why academe accepts rules that limit the spread of scholarship.
November 5, 2009
Professors think they are doing a better job with digital tools than their students believe is the case, survey suggests.
November 5, 2009
Should Twitter be viewed as a teaching tool or a distraction?
November 5, 2009
DENVER — Meeting in the Mile High City, it was inevitable that the 2009 Educause Conference would contain a discussion about clouds. When Melissa Woo, director of cyberstructure research at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, and Michael Dieckmann, CIO of the University of West Florida, squared off in a debate over the merits of outsourcing campus tech systems to “the cloud,” they weren't talking about weather clouds. But for many higher-ed technologists, storing information on off-site systems known as "the cloud" can be just as ominous.
November 4, 2009
Two-thirds of public institutions report reductions, ending years in which information technology costs grew steadily.

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